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Mets 8, Reds 4: Hey, Who’s This Harvey Kid?


Source: FanGraphs

Final Score: Mets 8, Reds 4

Player of the Game: Matt Harvey- 7.2 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K, 89 pitches (63 strikes)

Goat of the Game: Frank Francisco- 0.2 IP,  4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, K, HR

Just one night after Mike Leake stole the show in Cincinnati, it was Matt Harvey’s turn. Harvey, looking to snap a personal three-game losing streak, took the mound for his fifth start in the majors.

Harvey dominated early and seemed to keep getting better as the game progressed. He kept his pitch count low and it looked for a while like he had a shot at pitching a complete game. He got into trouble in the seventh inning, however. The Reds plated a run in the inning, smacking two doubles. In the eighth, Harvey allowed a single and a walk. He was removed with two outs in the eighth inning.

Harvey left the mound very disappointed. He knew in the eighth when Drew Stubbs came to bat that if he walked him, it would be the end of the night. Well, he walked Stubbs and pounded his glove. I’m not sure whether he was more upset about leaving the game or handing the ball to the worst bullpen in baseball.

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Reds 6, Mets 1: Leake Shuts Down Mets, Dickey Rocked

Post-game recap up at UpAlongFirst.com

Reds 3, Mets 0: The Worst Bullpen In Baseball


Source: FanGraphs

Final Score: Reds 3, Mets 0

Player of the Game: Chris Young- 5.2 IP, 8 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K, 105 pitches (65 strikes)

Goat of the Game: Josh Edgin- 0.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 1 HR/ Manny Acosta- 0.0 IP, 1 H, 2 ER, 1 BB

Notes:

  • Chris Young wasn’t particularly great. Sure, he kept the Reds scoreless, but they were so close to breaking the game open. He had trouble every inning. Despite allowing at least one baserunner in every inning, he didn’t allow the Reds to score.
  • The same was true (although to a lesser degree) for the Mets against Mat Latos and the Cincinnati bullpen. They loaded the bases in the sixth and seventh innings, but still couldn’t come up with a single run. This is the third time in six games the Mets have been shut out.

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Pre-game: Mets (52-51) at Reds (50-53)

Here is tonight’s Met lineup:

1. Jose Reyes SS

2. Willie Harris 2B

3. Dan Murphy 1B

4. David Wright 1B

5. Angel Pagan CF

6. Jason Bay LF

7. Lucas Duda RF

8. Ronny Paulino C

9. Mike Pelfrey RHP (5-9, 4.73)

vs. Bronson Arroyo (7-8, 5.56)

Pre-game: Mets (50-51) at Reds (50-51)

Here is tonight’s Met lineup in Cincinnati:

1. Jose Reyes SS

2. Justin Turner 2B

3. Carlos Beltran RF

4. David Wright 3B

5. Dan Murphy 1B

6. Jason Bay LF

7. Josh Thole C

8. Jason Pridie CF

9. R.A. Dickey RHP (4-8, 3.80)

vs. Mike Leake (8-5, 4.11)

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